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Venturing into New World

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Modi Enterprises recently inked a deal to set up a co-venture with New World Entertainment to produce and distribute programming for the fast-growing Indian market. The new company, called Modi New…

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MEGAPIX CRASH ARTY PARTY

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The summer movie season has barely begun and already key players in distribution and exhibition are getting anxious about an impending screen crunch. But the squeeze isn't the traditional one of too…

Disney's beachhead

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Modi's first co-venture with the Walt Disney Co. was the Disney Consumer Products division (51% owned by Disney), launched in January 1993. This division initially set out to license rights to Disney…

Tisch applies Eye patch

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When Leslie Moonves was trying to decide whether to accept CBS chairman Laurence Tisch's offer to become entertainment czar of the beleaguered network, friends cautioned him against leaving his…

Dynasty patriarch

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An entire town, Modinagar, takes its name from the founder of the Modi group. Gujar Mai Modi lived in that town, from where he launched his business empire in 1933. The cornerstone was a sugar mill…

(music up)

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“It's not fair!” Glenn Close cried, a look of panic dashing the joy from her face as she struggled to finish her Tony acceptance speech before the orchestra at the Minskoff Theater drowned her out…

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